Among the things I’m grateful for in the writing realm as Thanksgiving approaches is a brand-new, first-time byline in The Washington Post. I deeply appreciate the opportunity I had to review a new historical novel, Rhidian Brook’s The Aftermath, as well as the expert editing my work received from Ron Charles before publication last week.
I was drawn to the book in part due to my abiding interest in fiction that involves aspects of World War II, and in part due to my ever-increasing interest in fiction written by grandchildren of those whose lives were dramatically influenced by those historical events. In this case, as mentioned in the review, Brook drew the novel’s storyline from his own grandfather’s British military service in postwar Germany.
I hope that you’ll read and enjoy the review. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone all of this blog’s readers who celebrate it. And if you’d care to share a comment regarding something in your writing practice that you are thankful for, I’d love to read it.